Flickr’ing an unusual Mix06 meeting

I thought we were just getting together to discuss our Mix06 conference and shoot a Channel 9 video but Jennifer Ritzinger had invited Anthony Weeks (here’s a picture of Jennifer standing with Jeff Sandquist, my boss). Now, if you followed my trip last year to Target’s headquarters you’ll remember that Anthony “recorded” that meeting by drawing on a wall during the meeting. It was cool seeing him again.

Well, Anthony just recorded our meeting the same way. So, I can finally show you how he works. He listens. He draws. All while we’re having the meeting. Here’s Anthony standing in front of his finished work and here he is working.

Steve Cellini (right) and Ray Winninger (blue shirt). Ray’s the guy who does most of the Mix06 blogs and is heading the content teams. Steve is running the thing (he was the guy in charge of the PDC too).

Here’s the rendition of the first 15 minutes of the meeting. Detail shot of “It’s Microsoft Unplugged.” (We were talking about how Mix should be different than, say, a TechED or a PDC). Detail shot #2 of Big New Microsoft Conference. Detail shot #3 of “the 72 hour conversation.” (We were taking about the role that blogs, RSS, and other communication types will play). Detail shot #4 of “blur between traditional roles of ‘designer’ and ‘developer'” (We were talking about how Sparkle will change development/design roles). Detail shot #5 of “The Web is Inevitable and it’s here to stay.” (I asked Ray if Microsoft was trying to kill the Web. Heheh, I always have to be a troublemaker).

These were sent to my Flickr account live from my new sooopppeeeerrr dooooppppeeerrrr SmartPhone and without checking with anyone. And wait until you see the video we shot!

By the way, Anthony still doesn’t have a Web site. All the business he gets is through word of mouth. And he’s freaking busy from what Jennifer told me.

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14 thoughts on “Flickr’ing an unusual Mix06 meeting

  1. Wow, maybe all your meetings should be handled in cartoon scribble format, at least the marketingese drone bloggers slash evangelists could understand them then. Could send out PDF’s of meeting’s in cartoon format, just like being there, best-seller already, a Cartoon History of Microsoft Meetings. 😉

    But geesh, a $1,000 bux to listen to what basically comes down to an Atlas sales pitch and RSS lovefest? And zero specific details, outside of registration, for a conference less than 3 months away, with a hastily-thrown-together blog. Using a Bill Gates waltzed drop-in as the only honeypot. Oh boy. I can already predict the outcome here.

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  2. Wow, maybe all your meetings should be handled in cartoon scribble format, at least the marketingese drone bloggers slash evangelists could understand them then. Could send out PDF’s of meeting’s in cartoon format, just like being there, best-seller already, a Cartoon History of Microsoft Meetings. 😉

    But geesh, a $1,000 bux to listen to what basically comes down to an Atlas sales pitch and RSS lovefest? And zero specific details, outside of registration, for a conference less than 3 months away, with a hastily-thrown-together blog. Using a Bill Gates waltzed drop-in as the only honeypot. Oh boy. I can already predict the outcome here.

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  3. I agree with Christopher; attending this conference would be a hard sell to my boss. Now, if you could tell us that some additional movers & shakers of the industry will be there to rub elbows with (or to brain-pick)…

    — Steve

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  4. I agree with Christopher; attending this conference would be a hard sell to my boss. Now, if you could tell us that some additional movers & shakers of the industry will be there to rub elbows with (or to brain-pick)…

    — Steve

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  5. He draws a nice whiteboard session but Y A W N.

    Mix ’06? “Microsoft unplugged”? “I want my web content to follow me into my living room”?

    Great minds you’re not.

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  6. He draws a nice whiteboard session but Y A W N.

    Mix ’06? “Microsoft unplugged”? “I want my web content to follow me into my living room”?

    Great minds you’re not.

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  7. Robert, jab Dave Massy on my behalf again won’t you and ask him to code something that loads Flickr images (and just the images) as a hover-over. Clicking is passé…

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  8. Robert, jab Dave Massy on my behalf again won’t you and ask him to code something that loads Flickr images (and just the images) as a hover-over. Clicking is passé…

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